Cebu governor defies suspension order

Defiant Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia

Defiant Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia

Defiance seems to be an attitude that Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia learned to apply adeptly in politics.

This attitude that Gwen possesses is what defines her as a person, a politician and a leader.

Unfortunately, this attitude that she is so identified with is what has brought her to her present predicament.

That the governor committed grave abuse of authority when she herself hired employees of the Office of the Vice Governor and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan although the appointing power is lodged with the Office of the Vice Governor, is clearly defying the rule of law.

That she refused to release the budget of the complainant, the late Vice Governor Gregorio Sanchez Jr., only to give it to his successor upon his death, is definitely rudeness and defying the sense of propriety and sensibility.

Gwen has also shown utter disrespect and brazen defiance of authority when she, reportedly, appropriated tax payer’s money and ordered surreptitiously the refilling of the controversial Balili property to make it appear now that it is dry land that the provincial government bought instead of seawater submerged land, notwithstanding that the case against her has already been filed in the Sandiganbayan and the property in question should have been left unchanged.

And now, she is defying Malacañang’s order for her suspension, daring authorities that forcibly removing her could only happen “over my dead body”.

Blame the suspension orders to politics and whoever else, and for whatever reason more, but can’t Gwen be sensible and reasonable enough to respect the rule of law, if indeed she is a worthy leader, which she claims to be?

It is not as if she is being penalized and not being given the chance to clear herself from the accusations that resulted to her suspension.

Gwen says the suspension was ill-timed. Why, would her attitude been different had the suspension order been issued a month before or after the holidays? As the well known cliché goes – hard to teach old dogs new tricks.

Power and arrogance makes a person defiant, no doubt about it. It’s a combination that makes for a despotic leader.

Power has corrupted Gwen’s mind and arrogance has negatively modified her attitude.

The two quotations below, relative to arrogance, can very much apply to Gwen.

“Arrogance is a creature. It does not have senses.
It has only a sharp tongue and the pointing finger.”
Toba Beta

“Arrogance is in everything I do. It is in my gestures, the harshness of my voice, in the glow of my gaze, in my sinewy, tormented face.”
Coco Chanel


4 comments on “Cebu governor defies suspension order

  1. Apolinario B Villalobos says:

    Thanks for the very clear dissertation on what is happening in Cebu now. I like the two quotes. Keep it up!

    • quierosaber says:

      Thanks. People drunk from too much booze you can still control. But people drunk with power, they think they are like Caesar’s wife.

  2. Theresa Aberilla says:

    I do “not” agree to this, since I know this woman since I was a teenager and followed filipino politics in a very early age of six! I can tell when a politician lies and I know my politicians, like Undersecretary Sonny Conejos of Ormoc when I made him won to the Congress way back 1989! What happened to the Garcias, and most indulgingly to Miss Gwen Garcia was a trace of envy comming from bigger political factions, preferably from the Northern part, which seemed envious about that incumbent strong and becomming dominative power of the governor in Cebu. Dominative, in a way that it was creating a huge mass of supporters that they wanted to poison with massive amount of negative publicity towards her and the family, even though, Gwen had been extremely outstanding with her works for the Cebuanos, not only in politics, but also in making Cebu, at that time, the most important portal for inland and foreign businesses, erecting hotels in this area of The Philippines. It was becomming Alexandria during Cleopatra’s time, and evil was able to detect her good deeds just after the first “granite stone” has been erected! Of course, everyone can tell that Gwen Garcia has the conduct of rod and power, alligned with an additional expertise in politics taught by her father, and a degree in law, and class in business…but, just like every good quality humanoids with great protruding energyful of appearance and quality conduct with high moral values, she was misunderstood or planned to be ousted!

    • quierosaber says:

      You know her as a friend. We know her as Cebu’s governor. There is a whole lot of a difference between how a friend treats another friend and how arrogant she was as Cebu’s governor.

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